April 2009

  1. The Forsythe Company in Decreation at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Tuesday 28 April 2009Performance 24 - 26 Apr 09

    ‘It’s presented (in so far as it bothers) as the breakdown of a marriage, with an epic battle between husband and wife born of betrayal, jealousy and anger, the whole wrapped around a tortuous treatise on the nature and desire of the human soul.’  

  2. The Forsythe Company in Decreation at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 28 April 2009Performance 24 - 26 Apr 09

    ‘The meticulousness of the performances is riveting – every vocal modulation rings with emotional truth, every movement is precisely calibrated.’  

  3. News: Future Britain: Arts leading the way

    Tuesday 28 April 2009

    The National Campaign for the Arts is organising a national cross-sector conference to look at the role of the arts in the current economic climate. *Future Britain: Arts leading the way* takes place on Monday 1… Continue Reading

  4. Freddie Opoku-Addaie 'Mis-thread' work in progress.
Photo: Tiago D'Oliveira

    News: Freddie Opoku-Addaie

    Tuesday 28 April 2009

    Choreographer Freddie Opoku-Addaie is the winner of this year’s Robin Howard Foundation Commission. Since 2003 the Foundation has funded a single, annual commission of a new work to be staged at The Place… Continue Reading

  5. 'Decreation' 24-26 Apr, Sadler's Wells. Chor: William Forsythe. Dancers: Ballett Frankfurt. Photo: Dominik Mentzos

    Review: The Forsythe Company in Decreation at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Monday 27 April 2009 — Performance: 24 - 26 Apr 09

    Reading about the world Sudoku championships on the way home from Sadler’s Wells, it dawned on me that the later works of William Forsythe are intensely mathematical. I had left the theatre after seeing De… Continue Reading

  6. Noh Play (Japan) - Atsumori - Shizuka Mikata, Masaru Kawamura, Ichiro Kichizaka

    News: Buddhist Dance at the V&A

    Monday 27 April 2009

    As part of the first ever Buddhist arts and cultural festival in London The Victoria and Albert Museum is hosting a day of Rare Buddhist Dance this Friday, 1 May. The performances will take place in the Raphael … Continue Reading

  7. The Forsythe Company in You made me a monster at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 27 April 2009Performance 20 & 21 Apr 09

    ‘… I can’t doubt his sincerity in memorialising an awful loss. I do feel, though, that as a theatrical event, it took us for a bumpy ride.’ 

  8. The Forsythe Company in You made me a monster at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 27 April 2009Performance 20 & 21 Apr 09

    ‘“My wife was a kind of dance genius,” he writes, disarmingly, and the contrast between beauty and innocence, ugliness and grief begins to crystallise.’ 

  9. The Forsythe Company in You made me a monster at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 27 April 2009Performance 20 & 21 Apr 09

    ‘I see Forsythe himself standing in near darkness at the edge of the stage. He is Orpheus, I realise, and the process he has set in motion is the creation of an underworld in which he might, however fleetingly, catch a glimpse of his lost Eurydice.’ 

  10. Anton & Erin in Cheek to Cheek at London Coliseum

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 27 April 2009Performance 22 - 26 Apr 09

    ‘Oversexed Latin specialists Chris Marques and Jaclyn Spencer brought a kind of vulgar relief, but it was the taut playing of the British Concert Orchestra under Gavin Sutherland, and Richard Shelton’s agreeable Sinatra covers, that were the real treat.’ 

  11. Anton & Erin in Cheek to Cheek at London Coliseum

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 27 April 2009Performance 22 - 26 Apr 09

    ‘Billed as a celebration of ballroom dancing, Cheek to Cheek is an immensely cheesy experience.’  

  12. Anton & Erin in Cheek to Cheek at London Coliseum

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 27 April 2009Performance 22 - 26 Apr 09

    ‘Of the principal pair, it’s clear that Du Beke is the boss. He’s a strong if ingratiating performer, with a clear command of stage-space and a pleasingly fondant style, especially in the “Moon River” waltz. Erin Boag is deferential and bris… 

  13. Anton & Erin in Cheek to Cheek at London Coliseum

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Monday 27 April 2009Performance 22 - 26 Apr 09

    ‘Ultimately, Cheek to Cheek falls between the stools of stage and screen. Without the elements of competition and achievement, it lacks the essential drama of Strictly; it also lacks the stars (who were never the dancers).’  

  14. Strictly star Karen Hardy with Lance Corporal Ziaur and children from Southfields Community College, Wandsworth. Photo: Matt Faber/PA Wire

    News: Anzac Tea Dances

    Friday 24 April 2009

    Around one hundred schools across the UK are taking part in Anzac Tea Dances, to raise money for the British Legion and to bring generations together to dance. Anzac Tea Dances, (sponsored by Anzac Biscuits) ar… Continue Reading

  15. News: Sustaining the arts

    Friday 24 April 2009

    Arts Council England has announced several new measures to help maintain artistic excellence during the economic downturn. It has found an extra £44.5 million by radically reducing its Lottery cash balances ove… Continue Reading

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